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Let Them Go, Let Them Grow

As parents, we naturally want to keep our children safe. But it’s important to remember that, while it’s a parent’s job to protect, it’s a child’s job to explore. But for mothers and fathers who...

Help Your Kids Blossom

Finally, what seemed like the longest winter in memory is over. I’m grateful to spend time soaking up the sun, walking and biking along the boardwalk in my Long Beach neighborhood. But during my excursions, it...

Bullies Move From The Playground To Cyberspace

Members of a Wisconsin middle school basketball team are being lauded as heroes and rightfully so. When the boys noticed some bullies making fun of one of their cheerleaders—a 14-year-old girl named Desiree who has...

The Kindness Of Others

Despite the influence of some distinguished legislators with big hearts, big government has treated community-based mental health organizations with little respect. For example, at North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, we have not received...

Mental Health Centers In Decline

Recently, it was announced that Catholic Charities is giving up its Freeport mental health clinic. Also in recent weeks, the $250 million, 81-year-old FEGS announced it was closing; before that Peninsula Counseling Center (PCC) in Valley...

Removing The Stigma

We must treat illnesses above the neck the same as below the neck. When we hear that our neighbor’s teenage son has been diagnosed with cancer, or that our colleague’s newborn has a heart defect, we...
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